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dc.contributor.advisorShadrack Betten_US
dc.contributor.authorAkinyi, Tabitha Lennah
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-07T12:09:24Z
dc.date.available2023-08-07T12:09:24Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26590
dc.descriptionA Research Project Submitted to the School of Business, Economics and Tourism in Partial Fulfillmento the Requirements for the Award of Master of Business Administration Degree (Strategic Management), Kenyatta University June 2023.en_US
dc.description.abstractImportantly, Kenyan SACCO sector is becoming progressively more imperative as it contributes to about 43 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in Kenya, constituting one of the largest in Africa in terms of savings, loans and assets. However, cross-cutting problems such as inadequate human resources, weak regulations, supervision and governance affect SACCOs’ performance in Kenya. Studies have indicated how lack of comprehensible separation flanked by board and management roles is causing weak governance in the Kenyan cooperative movement and lack of good leadership resulting to corrupt practices and mismanagement which has seen some DT SACCOs been deregistered. Other challenges noted are; poor management, weak legal framework and lack of adequate risk management practices. Prior studies have focused on all DT SACCOs in Kenya and within the financial organizations listed in the Nairobi Stock Exchange, but none has focused on Nairobi City County DT SACCOs. However, this research examined the effect on corporate governance on the performance of SACCOs in Nairobi County, Kenya. Particularly, the study would investigate the effect of board’s independence, board’s composition, ethical consideration, and board’s policy/procedure on the performance of SACCOs in Nairobi County, Kenya. Three theories (stakeholders’ theory, agency theory and balance scorecard) were used as the study’s anchored theories. The study employed both descriptive research design and explanatory research design. Descriptively, the study had a population target of 6 DT SACCOs with senior management as respondents. Purposive sampling was used to identify respondents due to their level of information needed in the study. Semi-structured questionnaires were issued to each member of the population sample. Furthermore, pilot study was used to preexamine and authenticate the questionnaire. The study employed Cronbach’s alpha to test for reliability while content validity was determined the instrument validity. With the aid of SPSS, quantitative data sourced from the field were descriptively and inferentially examined. The outcomes of the study revealed that board independence has positive and significant effect on selected SACCOs’ performance; Board composition has positive and significant effect on selected SACCOs’ performance; ethical consideration has positive and significant effect on selected SACCOs’ performance; and board policy/procedure has positive and significant effect on selected SACCOs’ performance in Nairobi City County, Kenya. The study suggests that SACCOs’ management should ensure that high degree of freedom be accorded to the board members which allow them to freely engage in proper decision-making process. The management of the SACCOs should implement policies that would discourage gender disparity amongst board members. This would ensure integration of ideas across both gender thereby fusing ideas that would optimal the performance of the SACCOs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectCorporate Governanceen_US
dc.subjectSavings and Credit Co-Operative Society (Saccos)en_US
dc.subjectNairobi Countyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleCorporate Governance and Performance of Selected Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society (Saccos) in Nairobi County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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